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Price : £2,500,000 Guide Price
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Off Road Parking, Single Garage
  • Outside Space: Large Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Best bids by Wednesday 16th June, offer forms available by request.
Sumners Farm, Epping Green, Epping, CM16 6PX

A residential farm with period farmhouse offering far reaching views and considerable development potential situated 4 miles from Epping, the M11 Junction 7 is 4½ Miles away, Central London around 23 Miles, M25 Junction 26 within 7 Miles.

Lot 1 – Sumners Farm
Period Farm House | 3 principal reception rooms | 4 bedrooms | 2,345 ft² | Range of loose boxes yard | Outbuildings | Lawned gardens | 25 acres of grass land
About 25.20 acres (10.20 Ha)

Lot 2 – Extensive Storage and Farm Buildings with considerable potential for residential and commercial development
About 5.86 acre (2.37 Ha)

In all about 31.06 acres (12.57 Ha)
(photo 12)

Sumners Farm is a wonderfully situated farm perfectly placed close to the historic market town of Epping. Impressively spacious this home, its grounds and far-reaching southerly views makes for a fabulous family home.

The Farmhouse itself is full of natural light and charm with its period features of high ceilings and large ground floor bay windows. Offering 3 ground floor reception rooms, a central kitchen, utility/ cloakroom, south facing garden room, along with 4 bedrooms, dressing room and a bathroom on the first floor, this home offers plenty of potential.

Sumners Farm is approached along a short drive through a gateway leading to a carriage driveway in front of the property, offering spacious parking. The Farmhouse offers 2,345 ft² of accommodation with the potential to be re- arranged or extended (STPP).

To the West of the farmhouse is an extensive range of modern farm buildings that have considerable potential to be developed either for residential or commercial purposes. They can also be used for purposes ancillary to the main house such as equestrian, car storage, hobby farming, leisure or as home offices.

Sumners Farm is part of the Copped Hall Estate. The Estate dates to the reign of Henry II when it was a hunting Lodge. The Estate was subsequently held by the Abbots of Waltham, Henry VIII and was the seats of successive royal favourites or wealthy businessmen. The estate once totalled 10,000 acres.

Sumners Farm is situated in an enviable location within South West Essex, beautifully balanced close to local towns, rural villages and the historic Epping Forest. The market town of Epping located a short 4-mile drive away, has lots to offer including the historic Church’s Butchers, an M&S Foodhall, along with an abundance of boutique shops, cafés and eateries, including Haywards, a 3AA rosette fine dining restaurant.

The area offers excellent transportation links, with Junction 7 of the M11 motorway within 4½ miles from the farm which provides access to the nearby M25 motorway. There are a number of trainlines available within a 5-mile radius including both The London Underground Central Line, and The Greater Anglia Overground service available from Harlow and Roydon, all providing an approximate 30 minute journey into Central London. Stanstead Airport is an approximate 25-minute journey along the M11, with London City Airport a 40 minute via the M11/A406.

A good selection of local state and privately-owned independent schools are in close proximity including Epping Upland C of E Primary, Coopersale Hall School, Chigwell School and Davenant Foundation School.

Lot 1: Sumners Farm House
About 25.20 acres (10.20 Ha)
(photos 8 and 21)
Sumners Farmhouse is a period property which offers plenty of potential, situated in a very accessible setting at the end of a short drive, with southerly views over the surrounding farmland. A selection of outbuildings are located around the farmhouse.

The ground floor of the farmhouse comprises 3 good size reception rooms with central kitchen, utility/cloakroom and a and south facing garden room. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, dressing room and a bathroom.

Gardens and grounds
The house is approached from the north via a carriage driveway which offers plenty of parking space. The gardens situated on the southern side of the house benefit from southerly rural views overlooking the 25-acre field.

Outbuildings (photo19)
The farmhouse is flanked by a variety of additional buildings which consist of the following:

1. Double timber clad garage
2. Garden Store
3. Stables- a range of three loose
4. Amenity Outbuilding- 38 ft. x 17ft

Grass Paddock
A 24-acre grass field runs along the southern boundary of the garden which backs on to woodland. The grass field offers the potential for a hobby farming enterprise or for equestrian use.

(See buildings Plan)
Lot 2 Extensive Range of former Farm Buildings
About 5.86 acre (2.37 Ha) (photo 4)
An extensive range of former farm buildings located in a sheltered south facing position. The buildings are approached over the farm drive and share the gated entrance with the Farmhouse. They offer innumerable opportunities for development subject to obtaining planning consent. The buildings comprise:
1. Storage building – 45 ft. x 35 ft. constructed of concrete block with corrugated asbestos roof
2. General store – 45 ft. x 35 ft. steel portal frame with concrete block walls and corrugated asbestos cladding and roof
3. Former livestock buildings – 60 ft. x 50 ft. constructed of concrete portal frame with corrugated asbestos cladding over concrete block walls with timber space boarding and corrugated asbestos roof
4. Implement store – 30 ft. x 20 ft. three bay open fronted storage
5. Implement store – 60 ft. x 25 ft. open storage constructed of concrete block with corrugated asbestos roof
6. & 7- Grain and machinery store – 105 ft. x 30 ft. with 105 ft. x 24 ft. lean-to, steel portal frame with corrugated asbestos roof and cladding over concrete block walls
8. Former milking parlour – 45 ft. x 20 ft. constructed of brick and corrugated asbestos

Method of sale: Sumners Farm is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in 2 lots.

Services: Sumners Farm has mains water and electricity supplies to the farmhouse and farm buildings with a private drainage system. The house benefits from oil-fired central heating and hot water.

Tenure: possession of Sumners Farm is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Entitlements to Single Payments: There are ? Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme attached to the farm which are included in the sale.

Ingoing Valuation: The sale will not be subject to an ingoing valuation.

Fixtures and Fittings: All items usually denoted as tenant’s fixtures and fittings and equipment including garden ornaments and statutory items are specifically excluded from the sale.

Sporting, Minerals & Timber: In so far as they are owned by the Vendors, rights to sporting, minerals and timber are included in the sale.

Wayleaves and easements: The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves and easements public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights, obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all proposed wayleaves for masts pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Planning: TBC

Postcode: CM16 6PX

Overage- The farm is sold with an overage clause that affects the farm buildings and farmland.
Local Authorities: Essex County Council – 0345 743 0430
Epping Forest District Council – 01992 564000

VAT: Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event of the sale of the property or any part of it or any right attached to it becoming a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT such tax will be payable in addition.

Health & Safety: Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making and inspection for your own safety, particularly around farm buildings and machinery.

Directions: Please see the location plan

All viewings are to be strictly by appointment through the vendor’s agents Strutt & Parker LLP & Hammond & Smith

Tel: 01223 459500
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